Blindness is a major concern of rural India. Most of the Indian population lives in rural areas where there is no accessibility for Eye care/treatment. The main cause of the blindness is cataract. In order to reduce blindness caused due to Cataract, a free Eye camp was organized by JSW Cement under Corporate Social Responsibility in collaboration with Shanthiram Medical College/General Hospital, Nandyal on 25-07-2015 at Bilakalagudur village. The camp was inaugurated by Shri. Sudarshan Reddy, Sarpanch of Bilakalaguduru. Ophthalmology specialists Dr. Shanthakumari and Dr.Jane C.Joy examined patients and given free medicines to the patients. The overview of the camp was as follows
- No.of patients screened - 82
- No.of cases identified for cataract surgeries - 40
- No.of cases identified for pterygeum surgeries - 10
- No.of cases identified for refraction - 10
Ortho Medical Camp
Free Medical camp (Ortho) was organized in Bilakalagudur village on 04-07-2015. The camp was inaugurated by Dr.B.V.Subba Reddy RMO & AO, Santhiram Medical Coolege/General Hospital, Nandyal. Ortho specialists Dr. Durgakrishna and Dr.Mahammed Raffi of Santhiram Medical College/General Hospital explained about arthritis (its signs & symptoms and how to prevent it) and examined 159 patients with joint pains, knee pains and other Ortho related problems. Free medicines were given to the patients.
Cattle Medical Camp
Medical camp for livestock was organized in association with Department of Animal Husbandry in Bilakalagudur village on 25-06-2015. The camp was inaugurated by Sri. Y Sudarshan Reddy, Sarpanch, Bilakalagudur and graced by Sri. Vachaspathi VP (HR & CSR). A team of 3 veterinary doctors assessed the health condition of the animals. The doctors administered vaccination, conducted deworming and treated ailments for the cattle. Mineral mixture packets were provided to improve the reproductive health of the animas and to increase milk yielding. 604 livestock (Sheep & Goat-550 and Black & white cattle-54) got benefitted out of the camp. The objective of the camp was to provide treatment to cattle, sheep & goats and ensure that they are disease free. It was also aimed at increasing the livestock population and milk production.
Mobile & Special Health Camps
To keep our DIZ healthy daily health care services are provided in 10 villages of mandal through our mobile health camps. Our medical team provides general health care service (Dental, ENT, Diabetic and Hyper tension). 325 Units of blood have been donated by employees of JSW Cement to Shantiram General Hospital, Nandyal District hospital and Red Cross Society.
HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign
The month December is known as AIDS awareness month. 1st of December is designated as World AIDS Day. Despite of many efforts, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others from HIV. Stigma & discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV. World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
As part of it JSW Cement’s, Nandyal, also has taken up awareness campaign through folk plays among the general public in the villages Bilakalagudur, Bujunur and also among the truckers at the plant.
“AIDS affects many parts of society, and so everyone needs to be aware of HIV and AIDS.”
Artificial Limb Program
JSW Cement Ltd. initiated a program to help the people living with disability in Gadivemula Mandal to regain mobility and dignity by providing with artificial limbs and appliances as part of Corporate Social Responsibility of the company.
Our company collaborated with ‘Mobility India, a renowned voluntary organisation in manufacturing the artificial limbs based at Bangalore and Mariya Nilayam, Gargeyapuram, Kurnool for technical support to provide baseline survey and to make artificial limbs and appliances.
JSW planned to cover the disabled people of Gadivemula Mandal, with hand and leg impairment in two phases. 129 appliances were distributed to 79 beneficiaries belonging to Gadivemula, Bilakalaguduru, Bujanoor, Pesaravai, Karimadella, Grandivemula, Childrukuru, Polluru, Pulimaddi, Koratamaddi, Tirupadu and Gadigarevula villages in January, 2014 in phase-I. Phase-II measurement camps were conducted in November, 2014 and Mobility India manufactured the artificial limbs and appliances as per the measurements taken.
Now phase-II Artificial Limb Distribution Program is scheduled in July-2015 where in we will be distributing 83 appliances to 40 beneficiaries belonging to Gani, Ondutla, L.K. Thanda, Paibhogula, Manchalakatta, Y.K. Thanda, Durveshi, K. Bollavaram, Korrapolur and Somapuram villages of Gadivemula Mandal.
With this, we feel proud to have covered every Specially Abled Person – Hand & Leg suitable for replacement of limb in the Gadivemula Mandal. Durveshi, K. Bollavaram, Korrapolur and Somapuram villages of Gadivemula Mandal. With this, we feel proud to have covered every Specially Abled Person – Hand & Leg suitable for replacement of limb in the Gadivemula Mandal.